Cross Post from Atlas Shrugs:
Lawsuit: "Honor Killings" Covered Up by City of Dearborn:
Demand a Special Investigation
Just a few of the honor murder victims in the West (US, UK, Canada, Israel, Denmark) - art here
We have long suspected the cover-up of Islamic honor killings in America. I have tried for years to determine how many young Muslim girls died in the US, and under what circumstances. There is no central data bank with that sort of information. We know the media refuses to call it what it is; do we believe that law enforcement would? The Pentagon can't even say jihad when the subject of the investigation of the Fort Hood jihadi Hasan comes up.
The higher-ups in law enforcement and government are scrubbing the horrific crime of honor killing. How do they look their wives and daughters and sisters in the face at night? This points to the continued diminishment of women in the West by the introduction of Islamic cultural mores and practices. This egregious violation of public trust and American rule of law was exposed in the lawsuit filed by four Christians arrested in Michigan for passing out leaflets at an Arab Festival.
Covering up what should be a capital crime demands a special investigation, not just in Michigan, but nationwide. This is happening everywhere -- stealth sharia enforcement.
Props to the Thomas More Law center for filing this suit and taking on this human rights issue. Robert Muise of The Thomas More Law Center has represented me in a number of my free speech cases, along with David Yerushalmi. Our legal warriors.
Plaintiffs challenge city's official cooperation with Islamic WorldNetDaily
A lawsuit that challenges the official cooperation by the city of Dearborn, Mich., which has one of the largest populations of Muslims in the U.S., with Islamic interests makes a stunning allegation: that under the recognized "Shariah" law in the city, there have been "honor killing" murders that have been "covered up."
The lawsuit wasbrought by the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of four Christians whose speech and other civil rights were restricted by official city action at several recent city-sponsored Arab Fest events.
The lawsuit on behalf of Acts 17 Apologetics, Nebeel Qureshi, David Wood, Paul Rezkalla, Negeen Mayel and Joshua Hogg names as defendants the city of Dearborn, Mayor John. B. O'Reilly, Police Chief Ronald Haddad and a long list of police officers and Muslim Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Fay Beydoun and Norma Haidous, the special events coordinator for the American Arab chamber.
Officials in the offices of both O'Reilly and Haddad said they were unable to respond to questions about the case, which seeks a court order halting the city's practices regarding speech and distribution of literature on public property at the city's Arab Fest during the summers.
It also seeks compensatory and punitive damages from the defendants.
The allegation about the honor killings that have been "overlooked" in Dearborn comes on Page 61 of the 96-page complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan today.
Describing the circumstances under which police officers arrested the Christians and ordered them to spend a night in jail rather than view readily available exculpatory evidence that ultimately cleared them of the charges, the complaint notes that during the booking of the Christians at the city jail, "a sympathetic city police officer told plaintiffs Qureshi and Rezkalla that some of the police officers were 'on their side,' 'agreed with what they were doing' and 'didn't think they did anything wrong,' or words to that effect."
The comments simply were "demonstrating further that defendants retaliated against plaintiffs for their religious speech activity," the complaint explains.
"The sympathetic police officer told plaintiffs that the security personnel hired for the Arab Festival were mostly 'criminals and gang members,'" the complaint explained. Then it continued:
"The sympathetic police officer told plaintiffs that there were instances in the city where 'honor killings' permitted by Shariah had taken place, but they were covered up," the complaint alleges.
There were available no further details about the honor killings, which are murders committed by Muslims to protect or restore the "honor" of their families against their own family members who may have somehow created "dishonor," such as refusing to cooperate with an arranged marriage, or marrying outside of Islam.
"Muslims dominate the political and law enforcement process in Dearborn. It seems that police were more interested in placating the mayor and Muslims than obeying our Constitution. Shariah law makes it a crime to preach the Gospel to Muslims. This is a classic example of stealth Jihad being waged right here in America. And it should be a wake-up call for all patriotic Americans,” he said.
The first situation developed June 18 when police jailed four Christian missionaries when they witnessed Nabeel Qureshi, a Muslim convert to Christianity, peaceably discussing his Christian faith with Muslim youths.
The other three, David Wood, Paul Rezkalla, and Negeen Mayel, were arrested along with Qureshi for allegedly "breaching the peace," and were led away in handcuffs by police while Muslim onlookers cheered and applauded.